Rosneft Bitumen, the Federal Highway Agency and Avtodor have agreed to cooperate in the field of road construction development
RN-Bitum, a subsidiary of NK Rosneft, the Federal Highway Agency and Avtodor Group of Companies signed an agreement on cooperation in the application of modern high-quality innovative binding materials and road construction development. The signing ceremony was held in the framework of the conference “PRO Bitumen and PBB”.
The document provides for a set of measures aimed at development of high-quality safe highways and improvement of the transport accessibility of the regions of the Russian Federation. One of the key areas of cooperation will be not only the application of new products and technologies in road construction but also the introduction of new technical requirements for road quality which will be aimed at achievement of their safety and durability.
In 2018, RN-Bitum produced 2.5 million tons of modern bituminous materials in Russia. The company manufactures and supplies to the market more than 30 brands of bituminous binders including a high-tech product with enhanced performance characteristics Alfabit, bitumen emulsions and a line of bitumen binders according to PG classification (classification of binders relative to their performance characteristics taking into account the minimum and maximum estimated road surface temperatures).
RN-Bitum LLC is a specialized subsidiary of Rosneft on the business management of bitumen materials. Bitumen business is one of the important activities of the Company aimed at maintenance and development of the road infrastructure of the Russian Federation. The Company produces bitumen at 10 oil refineries located in the Central, Volga and Siberian federal districts.
The Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) is a federal executive body that performs the functions of providing public services and managing state property in the field of road transport and road facilities including in the field of accounting for roads as well as the functions of providing public services in the field of transport security in this area.
Russian Highways (Avtodor) is a state-owned company that oversees and manages major infrastructure projects for creation, development and operation of a network of highways.
For several years, RN-Bitum has been supporting the «PRO Bitumen and PBB» inter-branch conference. In 2019, more than 600 representatives, including federal executive authorities, leading contracting and design organizations, producers of road bitumen and polymer-bitumen binding materials (PBB), participated in the conference.